“I’m also talking here about some of the softer, but larger considerations, like whether a city is designed to be a pedestrian-oriented city, versus a car-oriented city. We do talk about ‘car culture’–about the notion that driving is in fact a culture. And in many instances as planners, we’ve made a series of assumptions about the way people want to move about that don’t necessarily jibe with a whole series of other quality of life objectives. So cultural planning to me is very much about bringing the notion of quality of life to the fore and redefining quality of life in a much broader way.”
From what I’ve seen so far, this looks like a good hire.
AuthentiCity interview with Jennifer Keesmaat from Greg Baeker on Vimeo.